A Peek a Boo Invite from Ushii

Guest Ushii Landia has been celebrating and we all benefit! She is back today with more inspiration from her unicorn party!

It’s Ushii and today am sharing a simple peek-a-boo birthday party invitation featuring the Magical Ponies stamp set.

On the front of my cards I stamped the Starburst Background set. Then I cut out a star creating peek-a-boo window. To add some interest I adhered a few embossed stars and made sparkle dots with a clear Gelly Roll Stardust gel pen. The dots are hardly visible in the photos, but they blink and shimmer so beautifully in person!

I did no-line water coloring with the stamp set Magical Ponies. Then added each unicorn to inside the invitations, using 3D squares for dimension.

At the end I added a simple closing band and my invitations were ready to fill in 🙂

YNS Supplies:

You can follow me on my Instagram (@ushiilandia), my FB (https://www.facebook.com/ushiilandia/) or meet me at my blog http://ushiilandia.blogspot.com/ (in Polish).


If you love Ushii’s creation and want to color up some of your own unicorns, then head on over to the YNS Store. The Magical Ponies stamp set is on sale right now!!!

Happy Stamping!


Over the Moon with Francine

We have more from Francine Vuillème today. This time around she created a nighttime scene that is as sweet as can be!

Hi there! This is Francine Vuillème from Switzerland. I’m back with a second inspiration card. If you missed the first one, check it HERE.

For this spot, I’ve decided to feature the stamp set Baby Blessings:

Oh my! This is the sweetest birth themed stamp set! There are lots cute images. Check the hot air balloon and the lovely stork *SWOON*. For this card, I started by creating a galaxy background. I sponged a white panel with Distress inks and splattered it with white ink. Once it was completely dry, I trimmed it down to size and adhered it to the front of a white top-folded card base so that it looks like a picture in a frame. Next, I stamped the images, colored them and cut them with scissors. If you don’t like fussy cutting, there are coordinating dies as well! I fixed all elements with 3D adhesive as shown. Adhering the cuts with foam pads adds dimension but also interest.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my two YNS guest cards for this month. Thanks so much for visiting the blog today and thanks to Karen and Julie for having me as a guest once again!

♥ Francine

Thank you Francine for joining us for a couple projects this month! We always enjoy seeing your beautiful creations using YNS products.

Find more of Francine’s creations on her blog: 1001 cartes or on Instagram @francinevuilleme.

Happy Stamping!


Challenge #120 Continues

It’s the start of week 2 of our bi-weekly challenge. That means you have 7 more days to play along! We are looking for thank you cards/creations. It’s time for a new challenge and this time we are looking for thank you creations.

Thank you cards are great to have on hand AND wouldn’t you like the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate???!!!

Challenge #120 – Thank You

Link up your creation at the bottom of this post byAugust 22nd at midnight est to be entered in the random drawing to win a $15.00 YNS gift certificate. If your creation contains YNS products and you are the random winner then you receive an extra $5.00.

Before we get on to all those pesky rules that go along with the challenge, we have a winner to announce! The randomly selected winning comment from last week’s challenge kickoff is {insert drumroll}…

Congratulations Arianna Barbara, who left the comment above on our Facebook page! Arianna, you receive a free stamp set of your choice. Please contact Karen via the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize!!!

  • YNS’ challenge #120 ends on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at midnight EST.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.

Happy Stamping!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Cupcake Toppers from Ushii

It is a week for welcoming back guests! Ushii Landia has a few more projects to share with us! Today she is taking us to the sweet side of crafting.

I’m Ushii and I’m super excited to be a guest designer for Your Next Stamp! 
Who am I? A crafty girl, trying to find a happiness in every moment of life  I live in Poland and I’m an architect. As far as I remember, I’ve always loved to design, create, alter, paint, sew something… Ten years ago I discovered scrapbooking and cardmaking with all the colorful papers, embellishments and cute stamps – and I fell in love! I usually have five ideas at the same time, I love to try new techniques, new things and visit new places … and besides, I love good company, good wine and good books  
My favorite tools are Copics, Zig Clean Color markers and watercolors, as I love coloring stamps! But I like funny dies and stencils a lot, too. My projects are usually sweet, colorful and joyful 

You can follow me on my Instagram (@ushiilandia), my FB (https://www.facebook.com/ushiilandia/) or meet me at my blog http://ushiilandia.blogspot.com/ (in Polish).

Do you remember my interactive carousel card from July? {check it out here} It was for my daughter’s unicorn and carousel horses themed birthday party.

I planned a unicorn cake and wanted cupcakes to match it. So I decorated them with unicorns, ponies and carousel horses!

I used stamps from Magical Ponies, Magical and Magnificent, and Spin and Twirl stamp sets.

Each is colored using the no-line style and adhered to the pink paper straws with tiny 3D squares. Simple, but elegant!

YNS Supplies: Magical Ponies stamp set, Magical and Magnificent stamp set, and Spin and Twirl stamp set

We will have more inspiration from Ushii each Wednesday through the end of the month! Can’t wait until next week? Check out some of her previous guest creations HERE.

Happy Stamping!


Colorful Cart from Guest Francine

Are you ready for a fun birthday card featuring lots of color? We have another guest for you today. Francine Vuillème is our guest and she is taking over the YNS blog! Thank you for joining us Francine!

Hi there!

This is Francine Vuillème from Switzerland. I’m thrilled to join Your Next Stamp as a special guest this month. I have collaborated with YNS since 2014 and it’s always a huge pleasure to play with their lovely stamps. Also, Karen is the sweetest! Thanks for the opportunity to join once again!

For this spot, I’ve decided to feature the Crazy Fun Shopping Carts:  

I went for a clean and simple but colorful birthday card. I started by making a top-folded card base using white card stock. I adhered a piece of rainbow patterned paper that I found in my scraps in the center of the card front. I stamped the sentiment, also from the Crazy Fun Shopping Carts stamp set, to the top of the card in black ink. I used my Misti stamping tool to stamp straight. Next, I stamped the funny shopping cart, colored it and cut it with scissors. But there are coordinating dies if you don’t like fussy cutting. The small Oooooo! speech bubble is from the Silly Monsters Chill Out stamp set. I assembled the card as shown and fixed all elements with foam pads for more dimension. It’s such a happy card with all those colors!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card inspiration. Stay tuned… I’ll come back with a second guest spot later this month. Thanks so much for stopping by!

♥ Francine

Find more of Francine’s creations on her blog: 1001 cartes or on Instagram @francinevuilleme.


Welcome August/September Guest Anita Madden

Anita Madden is back as a guest and she is joining us for 2 months!!!  That means she will be joining in the fun when we have our big September release birthday celebration!

Anita was on the Your Next Stamp design team a few years ago and we always enjoy welcoming her back!

Scroll on down to learn a little more about Anita and check out her first card.

Anita Madden
Instagram:  amadden725
Hi!  My name is Anita and I’ve been a card maker for about 8 years.  I’m a big fan of YNS and I’m so excited to be guest designing for them.  My favorite coloring medium is copics – I love them!  I also enjoy playing around with colored pencils and watercolors.  I teach copic and colored pencil classes at my LSS and have a fun group of ladies that join my classes.  Thanks to Karen, Julie, and the YNS gang for letting me hang out with them!
YNS Supplies: Cupcake Day stamps
Cupcake Day dies
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Peek A Boo Trio Die Set – Large

Happy Stamping!


Challenge #119 Winner!

We have a winner! Thank you to everyone who played along with our lots of squares challenge.

The randomly selected winner is Lisa Lynn, participant #9!!! Congrats Lisa! Please contact Karen via the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your $15.00 YNS Store e-gift card.

Now on to the top pick, a long card featuring a cute chick!

YNS Supplies: Chickie Love

Ishani’s card is full of squares and lining them up vertically works so well with the scene she created. Are you smiling? This card had us all smiling!

To see more of Ishani’s creations check out her blog Quillish.

Challenge #120 is going on right now and we are looking for Thank You creations! We look forward to seeing what you create.

Happy Stamping!


Thank You!

Hello YNS Friends!

10 years ago I launched the YNS Website!

I could sit here and write a novel on all the amazing experiences I’ve had and incredible people I have had the delight to meet in person or ‘meet’ online through email and social media.

I would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU to everyone who has crossed my path and helped YNS be a place where we can share our passion for stamping and creating. It’s because of YOU that I’ve been able to achieve my ultimate goal of spreading joy across the world with YNS products. My dream was to have people just like YOU enjoy creating with our products and then spread the joy further by sharing your handmade cards and projects with people so they too can SMILE and be apart of the magic of YNS.

These past 10 years have completely changed my life and I am so grateful for all your love and support.


Mark your calendars! New Products are coming in September!!!!


SURPRISE! I brought back the awesome SUMMER SALE!!!

Be sure to enter in the code THANKS30 prior to completing the check out process. Cannot be applied to past orders.

Visit the YNS Store today!


Wishing you a fun and creative day!



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